Kainuu offers you the keys to easy everyday life and there’s space for everyone! Active hobbies and sports clubs for kids and adults, schools and health care services combined with nature around you are the basis of our relaxed life style and quality of life – Kainuu Lifestyle. Everything is near and easy to reach, and this will save you plenty of time. The city of Kajaani has even declared to be on a totally different ”26/7” time zone compared to any bigger cities – with two extra hours per day!
Some Tips for Home Hunters
Do you dream of a vacation or teleworking in a peaceful environment? You’re welcome to Kainuu and we have a lot of possibilities to offer!
Taking Good Care of You!
Find a School
The municipal basic education offers pupils a safe learning environment and creates an excellent foundation for further studies, where ever you live.
Free Time and Participation
Living in Kajaani
Watch a video produced by the city of Kajaani. Kajaani is active and close to pure nature experiences. Full of diverse activities. Smooth everyday life and cozy living.
Stories about Life in Kainuu
What is it like to live in Kainuu? What kind of factors are attracting people to move here? How have the newcomers found their life in Kainuu?
Galleries and Exhibitions
Kainuun museon ja Kajaanin taidemuseon lisäksi ympäri Kainuun on paljon erilaisia tiloja, joissa järjestetään näyttelyitä yleisön iloksi. Osa näistä on käytössä vain kausiluonteisesti. Alta löydät galleriat ja muut näyttelytilat paitsi kartalta, myös listattuina paikkakunnittain.
National Parks and Other Nature Sites
There are several national parks and other nature sites in Kainuu for you to enjoy. Below you'll some links for your inspiration, and by browsing the three web services provided in the links above, you´ll find plenty of more opportunities. We hope you have many rewarding nature experience here in Kainuu and in Finland, at the same time acting responsibly with a mutual respect for nature, people, and property.
Kainuun omaleimainen kulttuuri ja erilaiset kulttuuritapahtumat tarjoavat paljon koettavaa. Kainuu tunnetaan mm. Kuhmon kamarimusiikista ja Kajaanin runoviikosta. Kainuussa pääset myös Elias Lönnrotin jalanjäljille Kalevalan synnyinsijoille ja voit nauttia monipuolisesta teatteritarjonnasta ja monista muista kulttuurielämyksistä. Koe kulttuurielämyksesi Kainuussa ja vapaudu!
Forget the endless commuting and dull office interiors, teleworking and multilocationality are here! Adapting to the new world situation has made place-independent work the new norm. Work from the peace of your home or summer cottage if it suits you best, or take advantage of the remote work points available in Kainuu. Fall in love with the multiple teleworking opportunities in Kainuu!
Preconditions for Teleworking ›
In Kainuu, you may experience the peace and freedom of wilderness and downshift all year round. On the other hand, you are surrounded by modern society and technology and free to pioneer with your business here. Kainuu is about easy everyday living, freedom of choice and beautiful views from a hill to another. Come and find Kainuu within yourself!
Escape in the Kainuu nature or explore the local culture. Kainuu is a dream destination for athletes, nature lovers and culture enthusiasts, all year round. Whether you seek for peace and quiet, fun family time of something more active, Kainuu could just be the place for you!
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An Active Holiday in Kainuu
Active holiday makers will find a Kainuu experience for their taste, regardless of the season. How would you like for instance some night-time bear watching, hitting the slopes or challenging yourself with some cable wake-boarding? If you want to head to the nature, there’s plenty of it and it’s practically on your doorstep. Hiking, mountain-biking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, paddle-boarding, snowmobiling, traveling onboard a dog sled – just pick your style!
Travel Tips From Locals
The people of Kainuu spend a lot of time in the nature but also enjoy the culture - join us at the local culture events, enjoy the local delicacies with us and adventure in the wild nature! Experience the silence of wilderness, views from the rolling hills, magic of the northern lights and the glitter of clean lakes. Follow the old tar transport route, visit the war history museums or the ruins of the northernmost medieval stone castle in the world. Taste the traditional bread cheese, tar bread, Rönttönen pies and, of course, some berry delicacies. In Kainuu you will also find high-quality events, such as Kuhmo chamber music festival, Kajaani Poetry Week and many sports events. Come and see it all for yourself!
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You'll find the Kainuu calendar of events at address www.tapahtumienkainuu.fi. This event feed can also be found on the websites of SLP Media magazines and Kainuu municipalities. The event calendar is easy to use for both someone looking for events and the event organizers announcing their events. Different target groups have been taken into account as planning the calendar, and events suitable for seniors or families with children, for example, can be easily found. Events may be added in the event calendar by clicking the "create event" button and they appear on the website and in print products of SLP Media (Koti-Kajaani, Kainuun Sanomat, Sotkamo-lehti, Kuhmolainen and Ylä-Kainuu) after approval from some of the moderators.
Browse the Event Calendar ›
There is a professional theater in Kajaani, but also many interesting amateur theaters in Kainuu, that operate especially in the summer time.
Kainuu Theaters Listed ›
Can you hear the call of Kuhmo chamber music festival or Sommelo? Or do you long for some pop or rock sounds? Several kinds of music festivals take annually place in Kainuu.
Kainuu Music Festivals Listed ›
Get acquainted with the arts, history and the way of life of the resilient Kainuu inhabitants during different eras. The museums of Kainuu offer a diverse set of history and the present, displayed with a unique touch.
Kainuu Museums Listed ›